Mount Ceahlau Feast

Mount Ceahlau Feast

Second Sunday in August
A folk event that has ancient roots, the Mount Ceahlau Feast is held at Durau, Romania, at the foot of Mount Ceahlau. The mountain was considered sacred to the Dacians, the ancestors of the present Romanians, and was the scene of their annual celebrations. In those days, people climbed to the summit to greet the sun with religious ceremonies and feasts. Today there are demonstrations of such sports as wrestling and foot racing, and exhibits and sales of folk art.
CONTACTS:
Romanian National Tourist Office
355 Lexington Ave., Fl. 19
New York, NY 10017
212-545-8484; fax: 212-545-8484
www.romaniatourism.com